A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant
Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier,Linda Spagnola, Esq.
Category: Business & Economics
The completely revised and updated fourth edition of the most trusted paralegal desk references on the market. Now fully revised and expanded: the bestselling desk reference for paralegals at any level. Each chapter has been completely updated to include the latest step-by-step instructions for every aspect of a paralegal's job, with new procedures, checklists, and resources throughout. Topics covered include: ? Paralegal ethics ? Training programs ? Court systems and court procedures ? Federal court practice and procedures ? Pretrial practice and procedure ? Legal research tools ? Electronic trial preparation procedures In addition to the general resources that will be of value to every paralegal, this guide also includes detailed information on practice and procedures for working in specialty law firms.
Publisher: Learning Express Llc
Category: Business & Economics
The paralegal profession is among the fastest growing careers in the United States. Working as a paralegal offers an exciting career in law, without the expensive and lengthy schooling required to become an attorney. But, because a paralegal does many of the same things as a lawyer, proper training is essential. This practical guide offers step-by-step advice on getting the best training and making the smart career choices that will lead you to a top salary with the right firm.
A Critical Thinking Approach
Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
This comprehensive, intelligent overview covers all the key concepts addressed in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course and teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases. The carefully organized, accessible text combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach is divided into four parts, reflecting the progression of an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II: Substance of the Law; Part III: Legal Analysis and Research; Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World. Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. An excellent ancillary package is available to instructors, with a comprehensive Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. The Fifth Edition features new developments incorporated throughout the text. New web exercises as well as new and updated assignments bring the text up to the minute. The chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions have been edited for greater clarity and comprehension. Features: comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introductory course combines legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law encourages interaction through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions divided into four parts, reflecting the course Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World teaches basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases strong pedagogy and well-organized format ethics alerts marginal definitions Internet references legal reasoning exercises throughout the book excellent ancillary package comprehensive Instructor s Manual in-depth test bank PowerPoint slides Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents: new web exercises new developments incorporated throughout this edition new and updated assignments chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions edited for greater clarity and comprehension
Author: Roger Miller,Mary Meinzinger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paralegal Today: The Essentials, fifth edition, makes the paralegal field come alive for the student. It uses real-world examples, offering practical application of each concept discussed, and further enhances this focus with hands-on activities throughout. This concise version focuses on the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, including careers, legal ethics, litigation procedures, criminal law, legal research and analysis, and legal writing. Technology features, including spotlights on how technology is changing litigation, legal research, and overall office management, convey the importance of developing strong skills in this area. Featured Contributors bring a personal touch to the material - as students learn how professionals truly work in each area of the law and how each skill directly translates on-the-job. Ethical dilemmas challenge the students to further understand their professional duties and critical thinking questions provide an opportunity to sharpen their proficiency. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: James W. H. McCord,Sandra L. McCord,C. Suzanne Bailey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, 4th Edition equips readers with a solid understanding of the principles of criminal law as well as the skills for daily practice in a law office. Thorough yet succinct, the student-friendly text presents material in a clear, logical, outline format. It also provides many opportunities for students to apply both critical thinking and law-office practice skills. The text enriches learning by providing insights into crime, punishment, criminal justice standards for prosecution, defense, and the court, and the competing policies behind the law and judicial decisions. The unique systems folder approach enables students to build an impressive practice system of topically arranged forms, legal principles, rules, checklists, and other materials. The text delivers an excellent blend of theory with practice--giving students a strong foundation to build on. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Nance Kriscenski,Thomas (Tucker) Wright
Publisher: Cengage Learning
LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE: ASSESSING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION provides an opportunity for students to review, enhance and demonstrate their knowledge and practical application of the law. Achievement of learning objectives is shown through development of a portfolio of student work and a successful score on a comprehensive exam. Measurable learning objectives are detailed for each unit, with discussion questions, portfolio assignments and exam questions designed to measure the attainment of each outcome. Job search, continuing education, ethical obligations and technology skills are addressed, and students organize related documentation to prepare for post-graduation endeavors. These units are followed by summaries of core substantive and procedural areas of law, providing students with a review of prior studies as well as a gap-filler for keys areas essential to success in the workplace, continuing education, or certification and employment exams. Students can evaluate their knowledge of the law through review of questions and answers provided in the comprehensive exam in Appendix A. Portfolio assignments display their ability to draft pleadings, prepare contracts, complete forms and report research results for review by a prospective employer or as reference for future assignments. The Glossary and Other Resources listed in Appendix B assist in fostering successful outcomes in both portfolio development and the assessment exam. In addition to the benefits to students, this text offers guidance to educational programs undertaking a meaningful assessment of learning outcomes. Review of student portfolios and success rates on the comprehensive substantive assessment present student data to be utilized in continuous curriculum development. The Instructor's Resources include a sample course outline, exit exam and portfolio grading rubric. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Anne Adams
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
This clear and up-to-date introduction to Administrative Law, written specifically for the paralegal, is a straightforward text that explains how administrative agencies are created, how they are structured, and how they function. Classroom tested through three editions, Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition, offers not only a grounding in the basics of Administrative Law but practical advice for employment opportunities for paralegals in the field. Among the features that make this text such a reliable resource: * thorough topical coverage -- from how administrative agencies are created to agency discretion, rules and regulations, clients' rights, investigations, informal and formal proceedings, and judicial review * numerous visual aids and learning tools -- such as charts and figures, examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and review questions * end-of-chapter exercises and resources -- including crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and lists of useful websites * an electronic workbook on CD bound into the book -- providing ample opportunity for practice * a chapter dedicated to paralegal skills and careers -- delving into career opportunities for paralegals in both the private and public sectors New to the Fourth Edition: * the electronic workbook has been thoroughly updated and offers research exercises and guidance for accessing laws, rules, and agencies online * the "Paralegal Practice" boxes contain new topics, including retirement and immigration law * updated forms This current, affordable text, directed exclusively at the paralegal, is an excellent choice for teaching your students the fundamentals of Administrative Law as well as providing them with a realistic, practical look at career opportunities.
Author: Henry R. Cheeseman,Thomas F. Goldman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Written by an award-winning author team,The Paralegal Professionalcombines a solid introduction to the paralegal profession with a thorough introduction to lawto provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to paralegal studies and the legal environment. It contains fully up-to-date and extensive coverage of technology in the law office, legal and business ethics, and diversity.A four-part organization thoroughly discusses the paralegal profession, the American legal system, substantive legal topics, and paralegal skills.For those preparing for successful careers as paralegals.
Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
This concise version of Therese Cannon's highly acclaimed and successful textbook provides authoritative, concise coverage of ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. Perfect for use in shorter courses or in substantive courses where ethics is introduced, this text delivers: current coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals an authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics, and marginal definitions help students with terminology. Review questions, hypotheticals, and discussion questions and projects reinforce the material useful appendices that provide the text of relevant ethical codes. The Fourth Edition, thoroughly updated and polished, features:updated and new rules, cases, and narrative an exciting new section on assignments and research projects more hypotheticals in discussion questions changes in ABA Model Rules new cases in UPL, confidentiality, and conflicts Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, this succinct, reliable text is the ideal tool for teaching students about paralegal ethics in the real world.
Author: Richard Montauk
Richard Montauk, a savvy admissions insider, demystifies the application process and provides the tools to ace every step. Based on interviews with dozens of admissions officers, Montauk delivers a candid view of what leading law schools look for in an applicant. He also gives applicants solid advice on developing marketing strategies, writing winning essays, maximizing financial aid, and assessing and upgrading credentials to better match that ideal profile.
An Information Guide for Career Planning
An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Category: American literature
Author: Sara T. Bernstein,Kathleen M. Savage
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Where to find help planning careers that require college or technical degrees.
Author: Thomas F. Goldman
For technology in the law office courses Comprehensive Coverage of Law Office Technology Technology in the Law Office is a thorough and up-to-date guide to navigating the constantly changing technology used in the modern-day legal world. Exploring recent phenomenon such as the switch to Apple-based software and paperless offices, this text is the timeliest reference for students, paralegals, and law office workers in regards to law software and technology. Thoroughly updated for this edition, the Goldman Technology Resources Website features links to vendor soft downloads, tutorials, and instructional videos. Students are also provided with a solid background in the ethics and implications of using technology in legal practice, allowing them to not only understand how to use such technology, but how to use it correctly and justly. Also Available with CourseConnect with the Virtual Law Office Experience This edition is also available with a CourseConnect Online Course for Technology in the Law Office. The CourseConnect Online Course now includes Virtual Law Office Experience modules. The modules place the student in the position of working in a law office, allowing them to put technology into practice. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with the CourseConnect Online Course, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
Process and Procedures
Author: Thomas F. Goldman,Alice Hart Hughes
Category: Civil procedure
For courses in civil litigation. Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process, to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures. Throughout the text, the authors integrate video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.
A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals
Publisher: Delmar Pub
The NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals Fourth Edition (previously titled “The NALA Manual for Legal Assistants) is designed to serve as a quick reference guide for working legal assistants, to be used by schools as a textbook for intro courses and reference material, and to assist legal assistants preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant examination. It is a collection of proven techniques and procedures used by paralegals nationwide. The techniques described are examples of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working legal assistants. They may be used as starting points from which changes, adaptations, and modifications may be made by legal assistants in similar situations.
Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
The new edition of this comprehensive text continues to cover ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. By emphasizing how the rules affect legal assistants, the author gives students a valuable preview of practice. The Fourth Edition retains the features that earned the book such widespread use: comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, including unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, advertising and solicitation, fees an client funds, competence, special issues in advocacy, and professionalism effective pedagogy that reinforces the clear text consistent chapter structure, opening with an overview, introducing key terms in italics, using cases to demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied, and ending with review and discussion questions useful appendices provide the text of relevant ethical codes the expertise of Therese A. Cannon, a well-known and highly respected legal educator flexible text that is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths, and can be used in substantive courses for additional ethics coverage These important updates address: recent revisions to ethics rules, particularly the ABA Model Rules on which many of the 2002 state rules were based the new ethics advisory opinions and court cases affecting the regulation of paralegals Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book. Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/cannon_ethics4
Category: American literature
Author: James W. H. McCord,Sandra L. McCord
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This text prepares paralegals in the principles of criminal law as well as in the practice skills needed daily in the law office. Presented in a clear, logical, outline format, Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal: A Systems Approach, third , includes effective learning features such as charts, checklists, forms, documents, legal terminology, helpful web sites, and numerous illustrative case examples. A systems folder is also included to help build an impressive practice system of topically arranged forms, legal principles, rules, checklists, and other materials. This comprehensive text blends theory with practice and incorporates insights into the fascinating world of crime and criminals and the legal professionals who work within the justice system. The systems approach used continues to be one of the most popular features of this text, and the clear, concise, yet thorough presentation of concepts and skills leads to the development of a more thoughtful and accurate paralegal professional. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.